Solstice uses IoT technology and data-driven approaches to help African homes and small businesses find clean, reliable and cost-saving energy solutions. Through the introduction of innovative connected hardware solutions and intelligent use of big-data, we are demonstrating a model for sustainable development in emerging markets that can prevent vast amounts of carbon-emissions as power infrastructure is added and improved in developing countries around the world.
Our first product, SHYFT by Solstice, is a smart meter that also serves as a remote changeover switch, uniquely designed for easy energy management for homes & small businesses in regions with unreliable power supply. The data collected by SHYFT can be used to help users reduce energy consumption or find reliable ways to transition their home or business to clean energy supply and, on a larger scale, help ensure sustainable development of grid infrastructure.
Solstice has been supported by a variety of amazing institutions, including the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, the Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, the Westly Foundation, and StartX Accelerator. We were also selected as one of the Top 5 Companies at DEMO Africa 2016. We are looking forward to fast growth throughout 2017 and are excited to welcome a TomKat intern for the upcoming summer.
Energy Data Analyst / Energy Systems Modeler / Battery Analyst
Who should apply
We are looking for Juniors / Seniors / Co-Terms & Graduate Students who are passionate about cleantech, emerging markets, big data or sustainability, which is at the core of our team’s mission. If you are excited about any or all of these areas and want to work hard to come up with innovative solutions to global energy challenges, then we would love to meet you.
We will consider applicants from any major, however applicants from the following programs are most likely to have technical experience relevant to our work: CEE, EE, ERE, CS, MCS, Earth Systems. Along with the expertise points listed above, we are looking for an intern who will be excited to work with a small team and will be self-motivated to produce high quality work that will make a significant contribution to our company’s progress. Good writing and communication skills are also important, since we hope you will be part of representing the Solstice vision as we grow and expand.